Kenya Makhiawala, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Anxiety Center

Kenya Makhiawala, Ph.D.<span class=Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Anxiety Center">
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    Dr. Makhiawala works with children, adolescents, and families in the Child Anxiety Center at EBTCS.

    About Dr. Makhiawala

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    Dr. Makhiawala is a postdoctoral fellow who is pursuing advanced training and specialization in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents and comes to EBTCS with considerable prior training in the treatment of youth and families. She is passionate about working with anxious youth and provides evidence-based treatment for the full range of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

    Dr. Makhiawala has broad experience helping children, adolescents, and families build on their strengths to overcome challenges. She has provided therapeutic support to children and families across multiple settings, including schools, clinical settings, and primary care. She particularly loves helping children, adolescents, and parents reach their treatment goals.

    Dr. Makhiawala completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Michigan State University and her doctoral degree in school psychology at the University of Oregon. Her doctoral research explored an adapted parent training intervention for children with developmental delays and their siblings. Dr. Makhiawala completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, where she trained in the Behavioral Pediatrics and Integrated Care Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute.

    Dr. Makhiawala is trained in evidence-based interventions for anxiety, depression, parent training, noncompliance, tantrums/behavioral concerns, ADHD, disruptive school behavior, and adjustment disorders. She previously worked in a pediatric clinic where she provided therapy to children and adolescents while consulting with schools, physicians, and families to improve outcomes across settings.

    Dr. Makhiawala is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a licensed psychologist in Washington state.